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August 27, 2013

Rueff Galleries announces fall schedule

Indiana's Human Landscape exhibit

An image from the Indiana's Human Landscapes: An Exhibit on the Land and Landscape Architecture of Indiana exhibit, which runs Sept. 9-30 at the Rueff Galleries: East in Pao Hall. (Photo provided by Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf, Inc.)
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Fifteen exhibitions representing various media by student and professional artists will be featured during the fall semester in Rueff Galleries.

The Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries are located at Yue-Kong Pao Hall, 552 W. Wood St., West Lafayette, and are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and until 7 p.m. on Thursdays. The exhibits are free and open to the public. Schedule updates and more information about the galleries are available at http://cla.purdue.edu/rueffgalleries, or by contacting rueffgalleries@purdue.edu or 765-496-2958.

The Rueff Galleries also will host 1st Wednesdays @ Noon, a series of arts events presented by the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts in association with Piano Solutions of Indianapolis. On the first Wednesday of each month, a light lunch and artist lecture or performance will be provided in the Rueff Galleries at noon.

Events are free and open to the public but reservations are required. To reserve seating or for more information, call 765-494-2787.

"The Rueff Galleries have the unique perspective of being a teaching and research space for students and faculty of the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts at Purdue," said Liz Erlewine, gallery coordinator. "The Rueff Galleries offer art exhibits and special events that speak directly to its mission of serving the students and faculty, while also expressing perspectives that are national and international in scope."

Art and Code

An image from the Art and Code: The Aesthetic Legacy of Aldo Giorgini exhibit, which runs Oct. 28-Nov. 8 Rueff Galleries: East in Pao Hall. Giorgini was one of the first computer artists to combine software writing with early printing technologies. (Photo provided by M. Giorgini)
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The first exhibit, QUARTET, runs through Sept. 6. It features photography and visual communication designs by faculty members from Purdue University and Eastern Mediterranean University in North Cyprus. Work by Petronio Bendito, a Purdue associate professor of visual communications design, and Min Kim Park, a Purdue assistant professor of photography, as well as works by Senih Cavusoglu and Umit Inatci. Both are from Eastern Mediterranean University.

The fall exhibits are:

* Sept. 9-12. Rueff Galleries: West. Young Creators: Work by Emerging Mexican Photographers. Curated by Argelia Hernandez, a Purdue MFA student.

* Sept. 9-20. Rueff Galleries: East. Indiana's Human Landscapes: An Exhibit on the Land and Landscape Architecture of Indiana. A collection of images of landscapes throughout Indiana, exploring the intersection of people and landscape and encouraging visitors to understand more fully the human aspects of land and landscape architecture. The photographs and information of these landscapes will include an update of a 1971 exhibit to include a broader scope of projects, and to look at places designed and built over the past 40 years. The exhibit is sponsored and funded by Indiana Humanities; Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects; Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning; and Purdue's Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. This exhibition was organized by Malcolm D. Cairns, a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and Sean M. Rotar, an assistant professor of landscape architecture and member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

* Sept. 16-27. Rueff Galleries: West. PSNAEA (Purdue Student National Art Education Association) Exhibition. Features work by student members of the PSNAEA from areas of art and design.

* Sept. 30-Oct. 12. Rueff Galleries: West. Paintings by Jong-un Choi, a Purdue MFA student.

* Sept. 30-Oct. 12. Rueff Galleries: East. RUN. Recent work by Charles Gick, Purdue professor of painting.

* Oct. 14-25. Rueff Galleries: West. Cancer, Culture, & Community Exhibition. Annual exhibition featuring work by students in the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts done as part of the Cancer, Culture, & Community Colloquium, a partnership between Purdue's Oncological Sciences Center and the College of Liberal Arts. Exhibition organized by Kathy Evans.

* Oct. 28–Nov. 8. Rueff Galleries: East. Art and Code: The Aesthetic Legacy of Aldo Giorgini. Giorgini was one of the first computer artists to combine software writing with early printing technologies. His innovative process consisted of producing pen-plotted drawings embellished by painting, drawing, photo and screen-printing. In 1975, he developed a FORTRAN program called FIELDS, a numerical visual laboratory devoted entirely to art production. Curated by Estéban Garcia, visiting assistant professor of computer graphics technology.

* Oct. 28-Nov. 1. Rueff Galleries: West. Nancy Rasche. MFA student in interaction design.

* Nov. 4-8. Rueff Galleries: West. Robert Sibley. MFA student in industrial design.

* Nov. 11-15. Rueff Galleries: West. Yvette Perullo. MFA student in visual communications design.

* Nov. 11-15. Rueff Galleries: East. Ryan Gibboney. MFA student in visual communications design.

* Nov. 18-25. Rueff Galleries: West. A Treasure of Japanese Woodblock Prints: Selections from Purdue Galleries' Permanent Collection (AHSO). Curated by Purdue's Art History Student Organization. This exhibition showcases many of the Japanese woodblock prints of the 19th and early 20th centuries kept in Purdue's permanent art collections. The subjects depicted range from elegant, fashionable ladies of the period to festive scenes and a theatrical performance, as well as evocative landscape images. Several well-known artists are represented.

* Nov. 18-25. Rueff Galleries: East. Teacher: Teacher. Exhibition exploring shared ideas, influences, and inspiration between Purdue continuing lecturer in art education Heather Vickers and longtime friend and mentor Robert Kingsley, professor of art at DePauw University.

* Dec. 2-12. Rueff Galleries: East. Purdue Theatre Master of Fine Arts Retrospective: Aplin, Hopper, Miller, Robertson. A public exhibition chronicling the three-year journey of graduating students of the Purdue Department of Theatre Master of Fine Arts program; materials will cover scenery and sound design and technology. Features work by Mercer Aplin, Ryan Hopper, Derek Miller, and Jessica Robertson.

* Dec. 2-12. Rueff Galleries: West. Something Old, Something New III: Recent Acquisitions and Research - The Special Collection of Historic Dress. Annual exhibit exploring the social history of costume and adornment, showcasing vintage clothing and accessories from the teaching collection of the Department of Theatre.

Writer: Amy Patterson Neubert, 765-494-9723, apatterson@purdue.edu

Source: Liz Erlewine, 765-496-2958, eerlewin@purdue.edu  

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Note to Journalists: Journalists interested in exhibit photographs or information can contact Liz Erlewine, Rueff Galleries coordinator, at 765-496-2958, eerlewin@purdue.edu